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Research Scientist

Company: The Bionetics Corporation
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: NASA Research Scientist LOCATION: NASA Ames Research Center POSITION CLASSIFICATION: FLS Non-Exempt HOURS: Scheduled hours may vary dependent upon contract requirements JOB SUMMARY: Conduct biological research associated with one or more complex projects within the NASA Ames Research Center---s Bioengineering Branch. Primary focus will be on designing, building, and analyzing a microbiology experiment for the International Space Station (ISS). The goal of the experiment is to complete multi-omics analysis of Arthrospira platensis during 6-months of continuous photoautotrophic growth. Job Requirements: BASIC REQUIREMENTS: ? Master's degree from an accredited university in a biological discipline with 3+ years--- professional experience or a Doctoral degree with 0-3 years--- of experience. ? Laboratory experience in genomics, molecular biology, microbiology/plant biology, biochemistry/analytical chemistry, omics sample preparation, and omics data analysis. ? Familiarity with best practices for working with hazardous materials and willingness to adhere to NASA-defined processes. ? Experience with Microsoft Office and command line computer operating systems such as Linux, Unix, or R. ? Ability to communicate effectively with scientists, engineers, and external scientific service providers from a wide range of technical backgrounds. ? Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as analytical problem-solving abilities. ? Track record of communicating scientific results through conference presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles. ? Capacity to work independently and efficiently with minimal instruction. ? Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: ? Complete experimental research to determine spaceflight experiment design requirements, develop/build the flight payload, and prepare samples for omics analysis. ? Support science components of flight operations that may require travel and/or extended hours. ? Conceive and design laboratory experiments and actively participate in project planning. ? Generate, record, analyze, and compile experimental data. ? Complete statistical analysis of whole genome sequences, transcriptome sequences, proteomics, and metabolomics data. ? Submit data to appropriate public databases. ? Prepare figures for presentation/publication and collaborate with other scientists in publishing research findings. ? Draft scientific materials for public outreach and/or publication. ? Present research at scientific conferences. ? Maintain a safe and organized laboratory area. ? Perform laboratory duties including management of materials and supplies, equipment, and operations. ? Identify materials and equipment needed for experiments, obtain product information, identify vendors, and assist in the preparation of material and supply acquisition. ? Oversee general state of the laboratory, including scheduled waste removal, decontamination of surfaces, and instrument calibration/upkeep. ? Carry out assigned duties in a manner consistent with defined safety policies and report any safety incidents, potential hazards, or close calls. Assist with identifying and eliminating any unsafe conditions. NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: ? Perform other related duties as assigned. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: ? Occasionally --- Squatting/Crouching, Climbing, Kneeling ? Often --- Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Stooping, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing ? Lifting/Moving Requirements --- Minimum of 25 pounds occasionally EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran VEVRAA Federal Contractor Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.

Keywords: The Bionetics Corporation, Mountain View , Research Scientist, Other , Mountain View, California

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